The Whistler is the Winner
A character known only as the Whistler has been the host and narrator of the stories, which focused on crime and destiny. He commented directly taunting the personalities, innocent or guilty. The stories followed a formula in which a detail from the criminal stupidity typically got them caught in the ace. A gloomy ending was a feature of each episode.
Each episode of The Whistler began with the noise of a individual whistling and footsteps. (The Saint radio show with Vincent Price used a similar introduction.) The haunting signature theme song featured Dorothy Roberts whistling with an orchestra and was composed by Wilbur Hatch.
Bill Forman had the title part of this Whistler for the maximum amount of time.
Writer-producer J. Donald Wilson established the tone of the series during its initial two decades, and he was followed in 1944 by producer-director George Allen. Other directors included Sterling Tracy and Sherman Marks by Joel Malone and Harold Swanton with scripts. Over 200 more exist. In 1946, a local Chicago version of this Whistler with local actors aired Sundays on WBBM, sponsored by Meister Brau beer.
- The Letter
- Mind Over Matter
- In the Dark
- Legacy of Death